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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Technology Supplemental Information

All Pre-requisites must be met

Humanities Foundational Selective

Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)

Three credits required from following list:  http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html


Behavioral/Social Sciences Foundational Selective

Three credits required from following list:


Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences (BSS)

Information Technology Selectives (15 credits)

  • 15 Credits Required, At least nine credits must be CNIT courses.

  • Any non-required CNIT 30000 level or higher courses, or

  • CGT 30000 level or higher courses, or
  • EPCS (3 credits) require CIT faculty approval.

Science Selective


Three credits required from following list:



Lab Science Selective

Three credits required with a Lab Component from following list:


Science (SCI). 

Verify the course has a lab component in myPurdue Schedule of Classes.

The following courses are typically offered with a lab component:

Interdisciplinary Selectives

Any University recognized non-computing minor or certificate with at least 15 credits or a department approved set of related courses in which Information Technology can be applied.

Note: CGT,CNIT,CS and ECE are considered computing minors and are not available as interdisciplinary selectives.

Note: If some minor courses fulfill other departmental requirements, additional courses will be required to satisfy the 15 interdisciplinary credit hours:

  • Honors (HONR) courses
  • Courses in the same area as their completed minor
  • Courses complementary to their completed minor
  • Courses that are part of a minor or a university wide certificate of 15 credits or more
  • Foreign Language courses that are a pre-requisite to a foreign language minor

see http://www.admissions.purdue.edu/majors/minors.php


Any non-remedial course:  see https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/sites/default/files/files/NoCreditCourses.pdf

Professional IT Experience Requirement

(Complete one of the following options)

  • Professional IT internship (six week minimum duration)
  • 240 hours of IT employment
  • 240 hours of documented volunteer IT work

*A  three page reflection paper on what you learned from your experience is required for all options - submit to CIT-Prof-IT@purdue.edu

Globalization Requirement

The globalization requirement will be met by successful completion of CNIT 32000.